Geoff has served as our Managing Partner since 2019. Prior to his current role, he served as Co-Head of our Corporate/ M&A Group specialising in mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory work for leading corporates. 

He has transactional experience across a broad range of industries, with a particular focus in recent years on the healthcare / pharma and financial services sectors. He has advised on many of the largest and most high profile M&A deals in Irish corporate history and is repeatedly recognised as one of the country’s leading corporate lawyers by leading independent publications, including Chambers Global/Europe, The Legal 500, IFLR and Who’s Who Legal. Previously, Geoff practised in the Corporate Finance Group of a leading New York firm.

Key highlights include advising:

  • on many of the largest/ most significant takeovers of Irish quoted companies including AbbVie/ Allergan, IAG/ Aer Lingus, Medtronic/ Covidien, Chiquita/ Fyffes and Actavis/ Warner Chilcott
  • a wide range of participants in distressed M&A matters, most particularly market-leading work on NPL portfolios for both selling financial institutions and private equity purchasers
  • leading Irish corporates and their boards on complex corporate governance and strategic shareholder issues, particularly takeover defence and activist shareholder issues